Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
150 West Market Street, Suite 200, Riverview Commons, Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410-749-4821 - Fax: 410-749-7934

Gillis Gilkerson Completes New Ocean View Public Works Building


Building - FrontSALISBURY, MD – October 31, 2014 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the completion of the new Ocean View Public Works building on Maintenance Road in Ocean View, Delaware.  The 5,120 square foot flex space was built to store equipment and provide offices for the Public Works department staff.

“Working with the public sector is just as important to us as working with privately owned businesses,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “Their job is to support their community, just as Gillis Gilkerson supports each community it does business with.  We are happy to provide the public works team a functional space with adequate room for equipment and vehicles that meets their workforce needs.”

The structure is a one story, pre-engineered metal building with a garage, shop space and offices. The team led by Superintendent Darryl Mitchell and Mike Truitt, Project Manager, worked on the project which included a large open space to store vehicles, tools and Christmas decorations.  Smaller sections within the building were designed as a conditioned work shop area, shower and locker room, a lunch room and office space.  The department installed a washer and dryer in the locker room space for crews to wash clothes after using pesticides and working in the shop.        

“The team from Gillis Gilkerson was very easy to communicate with and had someone on the site at all times,” said Charles McMullen, Director of Public Works, Ocean View, DE.  “They finished the job to our satisfaction and met the timeline demands.  We felt like a priority and not like we were put on a list of jobs waiting to be completed.”


About Gillis Gilkerson

In its 37th year of building and real estate development on Delmarva, award-winning Gillis Gilkerson has built a reputation as one of the most trusted and stable construction management and general contracting firms on the Peninsula. From new commercial construction to renovation, the company’s construction managers offer broad and deep experience in diverse industries such as medical, industrial, manufacturing, hotels, multi-family housing, houses of worship, restaurants, retail, schools and more. Its full-service real estate development expertise offers custom solutions for land purchase, building program development, turnkey project management, obtaining permits and approvals, property management, property marketing, purchase, lease, and lease/purchase options. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, contractors, and leasing agents to manage the development process from concept to completion.


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What Our Clients Say

“We are very happy to have Gillis Gilkerson as the contractor for our new service center. As a cooperative we understand the value of working with local businesses. Locally owned and operated, Gillis Gilkerson has been serving the Delmarva region for over 30 years. We know they will produce a quality structure that will serve the employees and members of Choptank Electric for many years.”

~ Bob Behlke,
Vice President of Member Services
Choptank Electric

“I have had the good fortune to work with Gillis Gilkerson on construction projects over the past six years. These projects were both on and off-site and ranged from small renovations to multi-million dollar projects. All of the projects have been successful and completed within budget.”

~ John O. Carothers,
Facilities Manager,
Nanticoke Health Services

“For a design/build project it is unusual for the initial cost estimates and timing to be maintained and in this case the project was completed on time and the costs were held to the contract level. In going into a design/build project like this, one always wonders if the right decision was made on the contractor selected. Now that the project has been completed, I can say that I know we made the right decision with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Norman S. Grubb,
Assistant to the President,
USAir Express

“EDiS Company has worked with Gillis Gilkerson on many projects. They consistently deliver on time, on budget and successful projects for our clients. The Camp Raider Team did an excellent job on this very fast-paced, budget-driven contract.”

~ Diana Patille,
Senior Project Manager,
EDiS Company

“Over the past 15 years, I have been responsible for three construction projects completed by Gillis Gilkerson. All three have been completed on time and within budget. . . I would not hesitate to contract with them again.”

~ Spicer Bell,
President (retired),
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

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